Anybody can use webcam in skype in 8.1?

Modulok modulok at
Sun Jul 18 14:27:26 UTC 2010

I had a similar problem under linux the other day, if that helps. I
ended up setting the LD_PRELOAD environment variable to modify how
skype gets linked at runtime. In bash:


Again that's on linux, so it's probably not relevant, or even if it
is, the shared object file will be in a different location.

Sorry I'm not of much help. Maybe someone else can do better.

On 7/17/10, Yuri <yuri at> wrote:
> I am trying to make webcam work with skype. webcamd-0.1.14 creates
> functioning device /dev/video0 that works in mplayer and pwcview.
> Skype complained that some VIDIOCAP flag is missing. So I applied the patch:
> I patched kernel with this patch: linux_v4l.diff from
> and copied over
> compat/linux/linux_videodev.h from the trunk.
> Skype now says there is vidio0 device, but video test fails and image
> isn't passed to the peers.
> Did you succeed with video in skype?
> Yuri
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